Corel revolutionized the graphic design industry
when it introduced CorelDRAW in 1989. Today, the Company continues to lead the
market with its award-winning graphics and productivity software. Corel is also
at the forefront of the digital media revolution, delivering the industry's
broadest and most innovative portfolio of photo, video and DVD software.
Corel has a community of more than 100 million
active users in over 75 countries, and a well-established network of
international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online
providers and Corel's global Web sites.
The Company's headquarters are located in Ottawa,
Canada, with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany,
Taiwan, China and Japan.
Corel is the proud creator of
Painter, the world's most realistic paint program. Whether you're a budding artist or a creative professional, Painter gives you the freedom to create digital art without boundaries. The Corel Painter portfolio also includes
Painter Essentials™, the complete home art studio,
ParticleShop™, a Particle™ brush plugin for Photoshop, CorelDRAW and PaintShop Pro, and mobile apps that let you create digital art on the go.
Expand your digital art capabilities with phenomenal new tools in Painter 2018, including Thick Paint, 2.5D Texture painting, and powerful new selection tools, to accomplish natural, professional results in less time. Auto-generate impressive textures to selectively paint into your artwork using the innovative Texture Synthesis, or paint 2.5D with Thick Paint and texture that builds up on the canvas. Plus, take advantage of exclusive Cloning tools that support source transparency and transformation. Combine these state-of-the art tools with the speed, power, and thrill of an outstanding art application, and you’ll see how Painter is changing what’s possible in art.
Key Features and Benefits
World's most realistic Natural-Media ®
Craft your art with painting software that comfortably blurs the lines between analog and digital with wet, thick and dry media that looks and feels just like the real thing.
Exclusive digital art brushes
Create outstanding art with unexpected media types that only Painter software can deliver. Particles, Pattern Pens and Image Hoses paint the phenomenal reach of your imagination.
Streamlined photo-painting tools
No experience required! Open a photo, launch the Auto-Painting Panels and prep, auto-paint and restore details with ease. Or, dip a cloning brush into any photo and paint by hand for a personal touch.
Paint a masterpiece with perfect symmetry & perspective using built-in composition tools such as Mirror painting, Kaleidoscope, Divine Proportion, Rule ofThirds and Perspective Guides.
Flexible and productive
Create your own custom brushes and palettes, or import custom content from others that exponentially speeds up your artistic workflow.
Supports popular hardware and software
Open .PSD files and import Photoshop brushes, or use ZAppLink to add amazing 2.5D texture to saved views of models. Experience the benefits of a drawing tablet for pressure, tilt, rotation and bearing of media, plus paint all of your creations on a Mac or Windows system.
Take advantage of Painter's versatility to quickly develop a concept design for a motion picture, video game art, or professional character concept art.
Whether creating a character design, package design or promotional piece, or publishing a fantasy art illustration, Painter is a leader in painting software, providing the tools you need to bring your vision to life.
Manga & Comic Artists
Painter's wide range of sketching, drawing and inking tools and tutorials will allow you to easily draw manga characters or comics in a spectacular world.
Use powerful Auto-Painting and Cloning tools to paint photos and produce visually stunning keepsakes and sellable works of photo art.
Avoid toxic fumes and costly art supplies while mixing realistic natural media and supernatural media types in a way that only this digital art & painting software can deliver.
What Painter 2018 brings to your canvas:
NEW! Thick Paint
NEW! Cloning Capabilities
NEW! Texture Synthesis
NEW! 2.5D Texture Brushes
NEW! Natural-Media brushes
Previously purchased brush packs are fully functional in Painter 2018
Top 10 Reasons to Buy
Natural-Media that mimics reality Immerse yourself in the largest selection of Natural-Media brushes and canvas textures on the market. Craft your masterpiece with stunning reality using authentic dry media like chalks, pencils and pastels, or realistic wet media tools including NEW thick paint, acrylics, palette knives, pens, watercolors, and so much more.
Signature Painter media types Create out-of-this-world art with Image Hoses that spray the object of your choice, along with Particles that spring, flow and glow. Make an unforgettable mark with Visionary Pattern Pens that command attention with multilayered brushstrokes, and Texture Source Blending brushes that seamlessly blend the texture source directly into your rendered 3D output or painting. /li>
Smart photo painting Convert favorite photos into breath-taking paintings using the powerful cloning and photo-painting tools in Painter 2018. Clone your images by dipping your brush directly into the photo or letting the Auto-Painting palette rapidly paint a photo using your choice of brush and media. Produce incredible photo art with ease using the powerful SmartStroke™ brush technology that follows lines and contours from within your picture./li>
2.5D painting perfection Apply new voluminous Thick Paint to pile, push, carve, scrape, and blend the ultimate brushstrokes. Paint with stunning 2.5D texture that lifts off the canvas. Import a 2D rendering of a 3D model and use source blending to brush on thick scales, pores or nubby texture. Or, paint direct onto your canvas to add alluring character to your art. Finish things off by skillfully adjusting the ambient surface lighting of the painted result to really make your canvas shine./li>
Incomparable composition tools Paint in perfect symmetry with Mirror painting and create beautiful Mandalas using the Kaleidoscope tool. Set a flawless scene with 1, 2 and 3-point Perspective Guides and craft the perfect composition using the rule of thirds. Even if you aspire to paint like Da Vinci, the Divine Proportion tools will ensure your final composition is both stimulating and dynamic./li>
Instant fill and color Cover your canvas with beautiful interactive gradients that can be express painted, or add amazing textures that bring an artistic flair to your compositions. Craft the perfect color palette using the Color Wheel, artists’ Mixer Palette or Color Set Libraries and even capture a custom color set from an image./li>
All-inclusive canvas control Rotate your canvas on the fly to achieve that perfect painting angle or turn your favorite papers, flow maps and textures in any direction, at any time, for maximum artistic impact. When painting with a drawing tablet, many of Painter’s brushes allow for tilt, rotation, and bearing, and pressure sensitive control of every brush./li>
Your workspace, your way Painter 2018 provides instant access and interaction with the tools you need most. Use the brush search to find the perfect brush or the built-in Workspace Layouts that highlight tools for specific workflows. Import a workspace from a fellow artist or customize your own tools and organize them in Palette Drawers that don’t clutter the UI. It’s never been easier to share and customize content./li>
Built-in learning resources As soon as you launch the Painter application, the Welcome Book will greet you with helpful new tutorials. Open the in-app Visual Tooltips to see how adjusting Painter’s brush controls will visually impact your brush selection. Similarly, you can also access brush hints to help you understand the mechanics behind special media types and brush technology. Plus, the property bar will highlight useful adjustments for customizing the perfect brush./li>
Compatible with Mac, PC and Photoshop Preserve colors and layers with ease when transferring files between Photoshop and Painter while working on either a 64-bit Mac or PC. Painter can easily manage memory-intensive operations, such as working on large canvases, zooming, rotating and working with layers, all at top speed. The best part? You own our hybrid software outright—no subscription required.
Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade
NEW Thick Paint Plunge into a digital painting experience like no other with voluminous media that lets you pile up, push around, carve into, scrape, and blend your way to realistic painted perfection. Apply pressure, tilt and rotation using Bristle Brushes, and work with Palette Knives to achieve unbelievably real brushstrokes.
NEW Cloning Capabilities The ability to collage and edit photo art is now incredibly simple. Create clone sources in Painter 2018, or import and adjust the size and shape of your clone source on the fly. Experience the new freedom of painting from transparent clone sources that seamlessly blend into your composition. Bonus! Save your favorite clone sources with transparency to your library for use in future masterpieces.
NEW Texture Synthesis Select an area of your canvas or a favorite texture and allow Painter to use its DNA to automatically generate a larger image onto your canvas. Use this unique texture fingerprint to add captivating depth and detail to your final works of art. Best of all, you can save these newly expanded textures for use in your future works of art.
NEW 2.5D Texture Brushes Paint with stunning 2.5D texture brushes that lift paint off the canvas. Import a 2D rendering of a 3D model and use source blending to brush on thick scales, pores or nubby texture. Or, paint direct onto your canvas to add alluring character to your art. Finish things off by skillfully adjusting the ambient surface lighting of the painted result to really make your canvas shine.
ENHANCED Drip and Liquid Technology Artist-favorite brushes that use drip or liquid technologies are now extremely versatile. Paint with the beloved Sargent brush on an empty layer while blending with underlying brushstrokes. Plus, with a wide range of fresh new Natural-Media brushes, you’ll find endless inspiration for your canvas creations.
NEW Selection brushes Use Painter’s new selection brush tool, including the ability to customize unique brush shapes, to rapidly add or subtract from selections with precision and control. Once you select and customize the perfect brush, you can save it to use repeatedly in forthcoming artwork.
NEW Texture Fill Fill your canvas with dramatic texture. Whether using the Paint Bucket or the new Fill Effect menu, your entire texture library is waiting to be artistically transferred to your canvas.
NEW Random Grain Rotation Select your favorite grainy brush, enable the random grain rotation, and Painter will slightly rotate the grain in each individual stroke, creating a more natural and organic look to your work.
NEW Included Content Explore the new Natural-Media brush library for easy access to brushes that mimic traditional media, plus additional textures to add structure to your art. Find just what you need by exploring the new 2018 brushes. Simply enter “2018” into the search window and your list of results will instantly appear.
Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), or Windows 7 (64-bit), with the latest updates
Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 processor, 2 GHz or faster (4 logical cores or higher recommended)
2 GB of RAM (8 GB or higher recommended)
1 GB of hard disk space for application files* (Solid-state drive recommended)
To activate your product, you must connect to the internet and register it first.
*Additional space may be required for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
To purchase the upgrade version of this product, you must own a previous licensed version of Painter. Your original serial number will be required. Please note that upgrade eligibility excludes Trial, Academic, OEM and Not for Resale (NFR) versions.